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Breast is Normal, Fed is Best

August 1, 2016

I’m not censoring myself. When my oldest was a year old, a friend told me that my baby and I couldn’t be as bonded as her and her baby because we bottle fed and she breastfed. I wasn’t offended, I was confused. I had a very deep bond with my baby and was madly in […]

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Is Birth Tourism in Canada a Real Problem?

August 1, 2016

Every presidential election cycle in the United States often elicits various celebrities, public figures, and others vowing to migrate north to Canada if candidate XYZ becomes president. However, some people actually do make their way to Canada. Not because of a new desire to expatriate, or seek political asylum, but to gain anchor citizenship for their […]

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Raw, Beautiful, Amazing Home Water Birth!

July 29, 2016

This post is about birth and I am sharing it for all my friends who have babies or want to have babies and for their husbands who aren’t sure how to support their wife during pregnancy. One day I will become a midwife because I want to help moms and dads bring their babies into […]

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A Moment of Clarity – Lucie’s Birth

July 28, 2016

I still had three weeks until my estimated due date but I was ready, I was so ready. However, in spite of the fact that I had been waiting and hoping for labor, it took me a really long time to believe I was actually in it when it finally started. And by a “really […]

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Pressure-Free Home Birth After 2 Weeks of Braxton Hicks Contractions

July 27, 2016

My first birth was fast. After three hours of non-timable contractions my water broke. An hour later I arrived at the hospital at 5cm, and an hour after that I was holding my son. He had to be delivered by a wandering pediatrician because no one thought a first time mom could push out her […]

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July 5, 2016

These are the current open cities for our Find Your Village events (you can click on them for more info). They are all slightly different depending on the city, but they will all be packed with inspiration, love, empowerment, healing, and a ton of solidarity. If we come near you, join us, you won’t regret […]

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Two Of Our Favorite Pregnancy And Birth Videos Ever!

June 30, 2016

I originally shared these on the BWF Blog in 2010. They are still two of my favorites! This first video, I can only share as a link. It is one of the most amazing birth video compilations I have ever seen. I promise that you will not regret watching this inspiring video! Click on the […]

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Breech Babies Are Another Variation of Normal

June 29, 2016

Originally written 10/29/2010. With my first child, I knew I wanted a natural birth. I chose the local birth center and hired the team of midwives. I attended my regular appointments and the birth classes they offered. Starting around 30 weeks I questioned the position of my baby. I asked three of the midwives at […]

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Birth Story of Sybil | When Instincts Replace Doubt

May 31, 2016

The birth of my rainbow was an emotional one. It was exhausting for me, mentally and physically. The end of the pregnancy was full of many mixed feelings. I was terrified of becoming a mom of three. I was sad to be thinking of Nadia’s (3.5) turn being the baby coming to an end. I […]

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